Immigration and the Transformation of Europe

Immigration and the Transformation of Europe

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Timothy M. Smeeding Edited by Craig A. Parsons
Cambridge University Press, 8/31/2006
EAN 9780521861939, ISBN10: 0521861934

Hardcover, 504 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Language: English

A new kind of historic transformation is underway in twenty-first-century Europe. Twentieth-century Europeans were no strangers to social, economic and political change, but their major challenges focused mainly on the intra-European construction of stable, prosperous, capitalist democracies. Today, by contrast, one of the major challenges is flows across borders - and particularly in-flows of non-European people. Immigration and minority integration consistently occupy the headlines. The issues which rival immigration - unemployment, crime, terrorism - are often presented by politicians as its negative secondary effects. Immigration is also intimately connected to the profound challenges of demographic change, economic growth and welfare-state reform. Both academic observers and the European public are increasingly convinced that Europe's future will largely turn on how is admits and integrates non-Europeans. This book is a comprehensive stock-taking of the contemporary situation and its policy implications.

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List of contributors
1. What's unique about immigration in Europe? Craig A. Parsons and Timothy M. Smeeding
2. Europe's immigration challenge in demographic perspective Paul Demeny
3. Migration into OECD countries 1990–2000 Peder J. Pedersen, Mariola Pytlikova and Nina Smith
4. Divergent patterns in immigrant earnings across European destinations Alicia Adserà and Barry R. Chiswick
5. Economic consequences of immigration in Europe Herbert Brücker, Joachim R. Frick and Gert G. Wagner
6. Occupational status of immigrants in cross-national perspective
a multilevel analysis of seventeen Western societies Frank van Tubergen
7. Immigrants, unemployment and Europe's varying welfare regimes Ann Morissens
8. How different are immigrants? A cross-country and cross-survey analysis of educational achievement Sylke Viola Schnepf
9. Immigration, education and the Turkish second generation in five European nations
a comparative study Maurice Crul and Hans Vermeulen
10. Managing transnational Islam
Muslims and the state in Western Europe Jonathan Laurence
11. Migration mobility in European diasporic space Jacqueline Andall
12. The new migratory Europe
towards a proactive immigration policy? Marco Martiniello
13. European immigration in the people's court Jack Citrin and John Sides
14. The politics of immigration in France, Britain and the United States
a transatlantic comparison Martin A. Schain
15. 'Useful' Gastarbeiter, burdensome asylum seekers, and the second wave of welfare retrenchment
exploring the nexus between migration and the welfare state Georg Menz
16. The European Union dimension
supranational integration, free movement of persons, and immigration politics Adam Luedtke
17. The effectiveness of governments' attempts to control unwanted migration Eiko R. Thielemann

Review of the hardback: 'The volume addresses various themes yet has one singular characteristic: the deliberate use of cross-national and whenever possible longitudinal data that provides a comprehensive view and comparative insights into immigration-related phenomena in today's Europe.' Virginie Guiraudon, Marie Curie Professor in Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute

Review of the hardback: 'Migration and minority integration has become a major challenge for modern European societies. This fabulous collection of papers studies the complex discord between hope and threat.' Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director/IZA and President/DIW Berlin

Review of the hardback: 'International migration is a multidimensional phenomenon, which can be better understood by combining competences ranging from demography to economics, from political science to sociology. This volume collects contributions from distinguished experts from these various disciplines and focuses on Europe, the region of the planet where migration is, at the same time, most badly needed and most heavily opposed. It is a must read for social scientists interested in this issue.' Tito Boeri, IGIER, University of Bocconi